Alex Massie

You’re so vain, I bet you think this world is about you...

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I'll have more to say on Rudy Giuliani's trip to London in due course, but first this:

Rudy Giuliani was on the trans-Atlantic campaign trail Wednesday, schmoozing with conservative idol Margaret Thatcher and bragging about his international credentials.

"I'm probably one of the four or five best known Americans in the world,"

If nothing else, Rudy's egomania ought to be sufficient to disqualify him from the Presidency.

For what it's worth I'd be amazed if Giuliani were named by many people around the world if they were asked to list five Americans. Even Rudy conceded that Bill and Hillary Clinton would beat him. So too, I suspect, would George W Bush and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Then you'd be looking at people such as Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Britney Spears, Madonna etc etc. Giuliani? Not so much.

Written byAlex Massie

Alex Massie is Scotland Editor of The Spectator. He also writes a column for The Times and is a regular contributor to the Scottish Daily Mail, The Scotsman and other publications.

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